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Urge the DOE, UFT & CSA to create a class size task force now!

Oct. 21, 2022 Dear all: 1. Last spring, the Legislature overwhelming passed a class size bill, S9460/ A10498, requiring that NYC implement a five-year class size reduction plan beginning in the fall of 2022. On Sept. 8, 2022, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the bill into law,  based upon an agreement that the five-year phase-in period […]

October 21, 2022 in Campaigns, Newsletters by

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Take our five-minute survey about impact of budget cuts on your school!

Oct. 6, 2022 We need to hear NYC from teachers, parents, students, principals and other school staff as to what the impact of the budget cuts has been on your school this year, in terms of class size and other critical services and programs. Last year, because school funding was sufficient despite the enrollment decline, […]

October 6, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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2021 Newsletters

Dec. 31, 2021 Top blog posts & podcasts from 2021 Dec. 29, 2021  An Appeal from Diane Ravitch Dec. 23, 2021 Help deliver smaller classes to NYC kids in 2​02​2 Dec. 14, 2021 The battle for smaller classes continues Dec. 6, 2021   Join us for a week of actions on class size Nov. 29, […]

September 28, 2022 in Newsletters by

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Class size bill signed! and other news

Sept. 9, 2022 1. Tremendous news yesterday as Gov. Hochul announced that she was signing the class size bill. The only change from the original bill is that this year will be a planning year, and the gradual phase-in of smaller classes will begin the fall of 2023, to achieve caps over five years of […]

September 28, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Latest on budget cuts, lawsuit hearings, and FAQ on new class size law

Sept. 28, 2022 The Appellate Court hearings on the lawsuit to restore the budget cuts to schools are scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 29. Only the attorneys are allowed in the courtroom but observers will be able to watch the proceedings via  the live stream or on YouTube, starting at about 2 PM for all […]

September 28, 2022 in Newsletters by

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Appellate Court budget cut hearings and Galaxy cuts as of Sept. 28, 2022

Sept. 28, 2022 The Appellate Court hearings on the lawsuit to restore the budget cuts to schools are scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 29. Only the attorneys are allowed in the courtroom but observers will be able to watch the proceedings via the live stream or on YouTube, starting at about 2 PM for all […]

September 28, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Appellate Court removes stay on budget cuts and next steps

August 10, 2022 Sorry to say that late in the day yesterday, the Appellate Court granted the City a stay on Judge Frank’s decision that the Education budget was illegally adopted, which means that the school budget cuts can legally remain in place until the court hears the City’s appeal on August 29. What’s particularly […]

August 20, 2022 in Newsletters by

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Council hearings Monday, Sen. Liu on class size & budget cuts, and our letter to Gov. Hochul

August 20, 2022 1.This Monday, Aug. 22 starting at 10 AM there will be hearings on the NYC Council’s resolution demanding the Mayor restore $469 million in budget cuts to schools. This resolution, that 35 of 51 Council Members have now co-signed, is sure to pass; but if you have the time, it would be […]

August 20, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Update on lawsuit to restore budget cuts & estimate of actual cuts

August 1, 2022 1. The lawsuit to restore the budget cuts to schools and provide the City Council with another chance to vote on the education budget will be heard this Thursday, August 4 at 10 AM in the NY State Supreme Court, 80 Centre St. in Room 308. Please join us in the courtroom […]

August 2, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Judge grants a temporary restraining order to block budget cuts to schools, and how you can learn more!

July 24, 2022 Great news! Late Friday afternoon, Judge Lyle Frank of the State Supreme Court granted a Temporary Restraining Order to block the devastating school budget cuts, in response to the lawsuit filed by four parents and teachers on July 18. Our press release is here, along with a copy of  the court order. […]

July 23, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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